Auto-load Session Files with Group Policy

Using Windows Group Policy, you can establish policies across your enterprise that automatically load a specified session file each time the client is opened. During subsequent logins, Windows transfers your selected policy choices to the registry of the user or computer, where the client receives the instructions the next time it runs.

This procedure requires that you first install the administrative template for Extra!. See Administer Features using Windows Group Policy.

To load a session file automatically through a Group Policy

  1. From the command line, run Gpedit.msc.

  2. In Windows Group Policy, under User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates.

  3. Select the File folder.

  4. In the Policy pane, double-click the Auto-load an EXTRA! X-treme Session File policy.

    A dialog box appears with the policy options available for that policy.

  5. Select the Enabled option.

  6. In the Name of Session field, enter the UNC (Uniform Naming Convention) or fully qualified path to the session file that you want to assign.

    If you are configuring a computer policy, when the installed client starts, it will load this session.


    If you are configuring a user policy, when the specified user starts Extra!, it will load this session.

  7. Click OK.